“iPhone sales will be one of the headlines next week when Apple reports its earnings for the fourth and final quarter of fiscal 2015,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“The consensus among Fortune‘s panel of Apple analysts — a mix of professionals and seasoned amateurs — is that iPhone sales probably grew another 24% in the September quarter,” P.E.D. reports. “Where the pros and the amateurs part company is in the quarter that ends Dec. 26. That’s when Apple faces what analysts have been calling the ‘tough compare.'”
“Christmas last year wasn’t just a big quarter for Apple. It was the most profitable quarter ever recorded by any public company,” P.E.D. reports. “And if Apple fails to match or improve on it, the short sellers will try to sweep the table.”
Read more,and see all of the analysts’ iPhone unit sales esitmates for Apple’s Q415, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: So, if Apple in the holiday quarter only posts the 2nd most profitable quarter ever recorded by any public company, that’s a “bad thing” (according to AAPL shorts, anti-Apple fudsters, and other sundry ne’er-do-wells).
One thing to consider is 2015’s releases: Last Christmas quarter, neither an Apple TV with an App Store, Apple Music, or Apple Watch were available for purchase.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]